Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find some answers to commonly asked questions about graduation. Ceremony specific questions such as guests, caps and gowns, schedule, and travel should be directed to the coordinator of the ceremony, as each location has their own processes. 

General Questions

 See below for frequently asked questions about the graduation ceremony.

Caps and Gowns, Diplomas, and Transcripts

See below for frequently asked questions about ordering your cap and gown and how to obtain a copy of your transcripts.

Academic Honors

See below for frequently asked questions about academic honors.

  • How do I know if I have earned academic honors?

    Associate’s- and bachelor’s-level graduates who complete their degrees with cumulative grade point averages (GPAs) of 3.70 or higher will achieve academic honors status. Certificate- and master’s-level graduates are not eligible for academic honors. Academic honors statuses will be noted on diplomas and transcripts.

    The academic honors statuses are as follows:

    • Cumulative GPA of 3.70–3.79—Cum Laude
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.80–3.99—Magna Cum Laude
    • Cumulative GPA of 4.0—Summa Cum Laude
  • Will I be recognized for academic honors at the ceremony?

    Yes, please check with your ceremony's coordinator for specific recognition details. 

  • Can I wear my honor society cords at the ceremony?

    Yes, graduates who are members of an honor society may wear their honor society regalia (cords, stoles, pins, etc.) at the ceremony. Graduates must be existing honor society members prior to their final term.

Purchasing Additional Graduation Items

See below for frequently asked questions about how to purchase other items for your graduation.


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